Wed, Sep 4, 2019

Painting titled "Home" by Patrick Hughes

CHI Salon: Opening Gala

Join us to open the new school year with food, wine, and music, as we welcome our new CHI Fellows and launch our new theme, "Home"!

All faculty and staff are welcome. Childcare is available.

Wed, Sep 11, 2019

Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Wed, Sep 25, 2019

Eric Sawyer playing keyboard.

CHI Salon: "Unstuck in Time: A Song Album" with Eric Sawyer

Eric Sawyer of Amherst College’s music faculty has composed an album of popular songs. Or are they? Sawyer, the composer of three operas and a range of instrumental and vocal music, introduces and performs this new album that draws on a range of popular forms, raising the questions: what does the classical tradition have to offer popular song, and vice versa? And what, if anything, is the distinction between art song and pop song?

Wine and tapas reception to follow. Childcare will be provided.

Wed, Oct 2, 2019

CHI Salon: Thirii Myint Book Talk

Writer in Residence, Thirii Myint will be doing a book talk on "The End of Peril, the End of Enmity, the End of Strife, a Haven". Myint is the winner of the 2019 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in the category of Adult Fiction. More details coming soon.

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Abstract graphic of a bespectacled, bearded musician. Artwork by Melinda Beck.

CHI Salon: Souls of Amherst Folk

CHI director and Music Department faculty member Darryl Harper considers this year's themes of home, belonging, and memory through a performance of musical works in tribute to former Amherst faculty members, Amherst alumni, and others who have helped to shape the Amherst community through music. Included are works by Andy Jaffe, Horace Boyer, Freddie Bryant, and Harper. Darryl Harper (clarinet), David Picchi (bass), Claire Arenius (drums), and Marianne Solivan (voice).

Wine and tapas reception to follow. Childcare will be provided.

Graphic by Melinda Beck.

Wed, Oct 23, 2019

Wed, Nov 13, 2019

CHI Salon: Joseph O'Neill Book Talk

Joseph O’Neill is the author of the novels "The Dog, Netherland" (which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award), "The Breezes", and "This Is the Life". He has also written a family history, "Blood-Dark Track". More details coming soon.

Wed, Dec 4, 2019

CHI Salon: Sarah Bunnell

Sarah Bunnell, Associate Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning will be discussing the topic of "Clutter". More details coming soon.

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Stock image of two glasses of red wine.

CHI Salon: Wine Sensorium

Please join us for our annual wine sensorium! Featuring a presentation by our resident wine expert, Professor Rick Lopez, and an opportunity to taste a variety of new and old world wines. Open to all staff and faculty. Music, conversation, and the usual salon fare!

Childcare will be provided.